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Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights.

Corpse found in L.A. hotel's water tank

Tourists staying at a Los Angeles hotel bathed, brushed teeth and drank water from a tank in which a young woman's body was likely decomposing for more than two weeks, police said.

30 million in path of winter storm

A snow storm is rolling into the Plains states Thursday, triggering winter storm warnings and watches in an area covering 800,000 square miles in 18 states. About 30 million people live in its path.

Report: Eastern European gang hacked Apple, Facebook, Twitter

An Eastern European gang of hackers bent on stealing company secrets was responsible for recent attacks on Apple, Facebook and Twitter as well as dozens of other less-publicized hacks, according to new reports.

Space telescope spots smallest planet beyond our Sun

It's not the kind of place you'd call home: an airless, rocky planet so close to its sun that some metals will melt on its surface.

Mindy McCready commits suicide, feared losing custody of kids, friend says

"A perfect storm" hit Mindy McCready in the days before the country singer killed herself in the same spot where her boyfriend had died five weeks earlier, a close friend said.

McCartney, Mumford and Tom Petty to play Bonnaroo 2013

It doesn't take more than a quick glance at Bonnaroo's 2013 lineup to know this year's fest is going to rock.

Home construction off to strong start

Home construction got off to a strong start in 2013, as builders filed for the greatest number of permits in more than four years in January

Vatican: Pope may change rules to allow replacement vote sooner

Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the Vatican constitution to allow a vote for his successor to begin before March 15, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday.

College women told to urinate or vomit to deter a rapist

A Colorado school has caused a stir with an advisory that suggested women could urinate or vomit to deter a rape.